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Andrew Charles Messina

November 22, 1944 - August 28, 2015

Andrew Charles Messina, 70 years old, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015, at his home in Amite, Louisiana. He was born on November 22, 1944, in New Orleans. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth (Bette) Davis Messina; sons & daughters-in-law, Sam (Shawn) Messina of Hammond and Joey (Becki) Messina of Amite grandchildren, Samantha and Jacob Messina of Hammond, and Zach Perry Messina of...
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Jason M Shively

January 3, 1978 - August 25, 2015

Jason M. Shively, 37 years old, of Independence, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on January 3, 1978. Graveside services will be held, Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Loranger Community Cemetery. A guestbook is available at www.harrymckneely.com
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Rose Marie Alfonso

January 12, 1931 - August 24, 2015

Rose Marie Alfonso died peacefully in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Monday, August 24, 2015. Rose Marie was a native and lifelong resident of Hammond, Louisiana, born January 12, 1931. She graduated from St Thomas Aquinas Parochial School, Hammond High School and Southeastern Louisiana University, and then she ultimately became the head dietitian at Southeastern, where she worked for 32 years and...
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Mary Ann Navarre

July 31, 1927 - August 24, 2015

Mary Ann Naquin Navarre, 88 years old of Tickfaw, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015, at The Crossing in Baton Rouge. She was born on Sunday, July 31, 1927, in White Castle, daughter of the late Joseph O'Neal Naquin and the late Elizabeth Cedatal Naquin. Surviving are her 2 children, Karen Pope and Dennis Navarre, grandchildren, Kathy Boersma, Jason Navarre, Cristine Pope, Jamie Navarre, Larry...
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Rita Drude Walz

November 28, 1922 - August 24, 2015

Rita Agnes Drude Walz , 92 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed from this life to her heavenly home, on Monday, August 24, 2015, at her residence. Rita was born on Wednesday, November 28, 1922, in Ponchatoula. Surviving are sons, Robert Walz, Wayne Walz (Mary Ann) and Harold Walz (Mary), brothers, Raymond, Bobby, Jake, and David Drude, also survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great...
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Sonja Simone Kea

August 24, 2015

Sonja Simone Kea, resident of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on the morning of August 24, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Rose Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home. Sonja was born in Carthage, Mississippi. She was married to the late Harold Kea for 43 years. Sonja is survived by her...
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Leslie Alan Johnson

April 28, 1958 - August 21, 2015

Leslie Alan Johnson, 57 years old of Amite, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015, at Hood Memorial Hospital. He was born on Monday, April 28, 1958, in Amite. Surviving are his wife, Kelly Taylor Johnson, son, Kolt Alan Johnson, father, Johnnie Johnson, brother, Tim Johnson (Colinda), mother-in-law and father-in-law, Catherine and Thomas Taylor, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is...
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Mary Marie Tullos

March 25, 1934 - August 20, 2015

Mary Marie Tullos , 60 years old of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015, at her residence. Mary was born on Friday, March 25, 1955, in Independence. Surviving are husband, Timothy Tullos, daughters, Angie Roberts and Ashley Anthony (Zachary Francois), sons, Lester G. Anthony Jr. (Eunice), William Dale Wilkinson, Billy Joe Wilkinson (Brandy) and Michael Allen, sisters,...
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Cathleen Pierson Powell

September 5, 1944 - August 20, 2015

Cathleen Pierson Powell, 70 years old of Tickfaw, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015, at her residence. She was born on Tuesday, September 5, 1944, in Independence, daughter of the late Charles Pierson and the late Amelia Hagan Pierson. Surviving are her daughter & son-in-law, Sharon and David Hutchinson, son & daughter-in-law, Billy and Jeannette Powell, grandchildren, Brittney Keating ...
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Vera Jo Kennedy Riggs

May 1, 1940 - August 19, 2015

Vera Jo Kennedy Riggs, 75 years old of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at her residence. Jo was born on Wednesday, May 1, 1940, in Springfield. Surviving are daughter, Donna Riggs Katzman and husband Steve, daughter, Debbie Riggs, daughter, Deanna Riggs Fabre and husband Jimmy, son, Douglas and wife Marlene Riggs, son, Danny and wife Tammie Riggs, sister,...
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Shirley Peterson

March 7, 1940 - August 19, 2015

Shirley Ross Peterson , 75, of Ponchatoula, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. She was born on Thursday, March 7, 1940, in Ridgely, Maryland, daughter of the late Leon and Margaret Kyle Ross. Shirley is survived by her husband of 51 years, Peter Peterson, one son, Jeff Peterson, 2 granddaughters, Sarah Peterson Moore (Randall), and Kim Peterson. Preceded in...
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Debra Ann Beyl

July 31, 1960 - August 18, 2015

Debra Ann Beyl , 55 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at North Oaks Hospital. Debra was born on Sunday, July 31, 1960, in Louisville, KY., daughter of the late Norman Lee Braden and Lana Wheatley. Surviving are son & daughter-in-law, Randy Beyl, Jr. and Megan Beyl; daughter, Alicia Beyl; grandchildren, Joseph and Adeline Beyl; sisters, Pam Larpenter,...
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Virginia "Ginny" H. Williams

April 15, 1931 - August 18, 2015

Virginia "Ginny" H. Williams, 84 years old of Hammond, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at her residence. She was born on Wednesday, April 15, 1931, in McPherson, Kansas, daughter of the late A. K. Haggar and the late Millie Barbara Bohannan Haggar. Mrs. Williams served our country in the United States Navy. Surviving are her son & daughter-in-law, Craig and Loretta Williams, 2 daughters...
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Myrtle McKinney

April 12, 1939 - August 17, 2015

Myrtle McKinney, 76 years old of Springfield, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015. She was born on Wednesday, April 12, 1939, in Springfield. Surviving are her daughter, Kathy Crain, 2 sons, Kenny McCaffery and Greg McCaffery, 4 grandchildren, Doug Freeman, Aaron McCaffery, Adam McCaffery, and Ashley McCaffery, 9 great-grandchildren, Haley Freeman, Douglas Freeman, Jr., Allison Freeman, Cole...
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Hardev Singh

November 1, 1940 - August 16, 2015


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Bernardine Marie "Bunny" Dewhirst

July 16, 1950 - August 15, 2015

Bernardine Marie "Bunny" Dewhirst, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, 65 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. She was born on Sunday, July 16, 1950, in Marrero. Surviving are her husband, Peter Dewhirst; daughter & son-in-law, Kerri and Joseph King, Junction City, KY; stepson, Alvin Dewhirst, Kenner, LA; 3...
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John Robert Wallace, Jr

August 2, 1939 - August 14, 2015

John Robert Wallace, Jr., 76 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Friday, August 14, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Wednesday, August 2, 1939, in Maurepas, Louisiana, son of the late John Robert Wallace, Sr. and the late Eva Everett Wallace. John was a retired transportation supervisor for the State of Louisiana. Surviving are his wife, Angelina Salmon Wallace;...
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Perrin "Perry" Powell

March 3, 1933 - August 12, 2015

Perrin Douglas "Perry" Powell, 82 years old and longtime resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on March 3, 1933, in Wessington Springs, South Dakota. Mr. Powell served in the United States Army. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Patricia Lott Powell; 4 daughters, Jerri P.(Jack) Hinson, Laurie P. (Glen) Parker,...
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Irma Jean Hoover

January 31, 1940 - August 11, 2015

Irma Jean Hoover, 75 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. She was born on Wednesday, January 31, 1940, in New Orleans, daughter of the late James Arthur Fleitas and Clay Lee Fleitas. She was a retired Nurse's aide. Surviving are her mother, Clay Lee Fleitas; husband, L. C. Hoover; son, Lonnie C. Hoover; daughter, Lynn C....
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Marion "Penny" Neal

February 12, 1932 - August 11, 2015

Marion "Penny" Jones Neal, age 83, passed away at home on August 11, 2015, surrounded by her loving daughter, Resha, granddaughter, Alexis and dear friends, Robin Bourg and Mary Lewis, after a long and lengthy illness. Penny was born on February 12, 1932 to William and Gladys Jones, Sr., of Independence, LA. She was the second eldest of six children. On March 27, 1950 Penny graduated in the top...
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Brian Norris Barringer

May 17, 1943 - August 9, 2015

Brian Norris Barringer , 72, native and resident of Ponchatoula, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015, at his residence surrounded by loving family and friends. Brian was born May 17, 1943, son of the late James Pierce Barringer and Laura Mildred Fortenberry Barringer Glover. He was a Thirty-third degree mason, Pine Grove Lodge, Ponchatoula, and a retired Boilermaker.Survived by his loving wife of...
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Elizabeth Guagliardo Bagai

March 7, 1964 - August 8, 2015

Elizabeth Guagliardo Bagai, 51 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015, at her residence. Elizabeth was born on Saturday, March 7, 1964, in Baton Rouge, daughter of the late John Louis Guagliardo and Elaine Allen Guagliardo. Surviving are husband, Eric Bagai; mother, Elaine Allen Guagliardo; daughter, Julia Clement. Friends will be received Saturday, August 15,...
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Benjamin Threeton

January 31, 1961 - August 8, 2015

Benjamin Threeton, 54 years old, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015, at his home in Holden, Louisiana. He was born January 31, 1961, in Laurel, Mississippi. Surviving are his wife, Theresa Ann Ficco Threeton; daughter, Chelsea Threeton; son, Brandon Threeton; daughter, Amanda Smith; son, Michael Starkey; grandson, Darius Threeton; granddaughter, Vivian Waterman; brother, Douglas Brumfield of...
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Lester Eugene Shelton

April 22, 1939 - August 3, 2015


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Joseph Herbert Schum

July 3, 1931 - August 2, 2015

Joseph Herbert Schum , 84 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015, at his residence. Joseph was born on Friday, July 3, 1931, in Ponchatoula. He was a retired operator for Kaiser Aluminium. Surviving are daughters, Belinda Hendrix (Donald), Lamonica Crain (Lewell), sons, James Schum (Barbara), Galen Schum (Debra) and Ronald Schum, brother, Bernard Schum,...
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Patrick Richard Schmidt

October 29, 1951 - August 2, 2015

Patrick Richard Schmidt, 63 years old of Ponchatoula, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Monday, October 29, 1951, in Ponchatoula. Mr. Schmidt was a charter member of the Ponchatoula Lions Club. He retired after 30+ years with PON Food Corporation. Surviving are his son & daughter-in-law, Layton and Tina Schmidt; 3 grandsons, Dominick Schmidt,...
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Merle "Auntie" Kugler

November 23, 1921 - August 1, 2015

Merle Kugler (Auntie) died peacefully on August 1, 2015 in Hammond LA, at the age of 93. Merle Kugler, Auntie was born Nov. 23, 1921. Auntie is survived by her sisters, Verna Price, Rita Haydel, Audrey Brady, Louise Bole, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Regina Fletcher, Sophie Breaud, and Jeanette Gainey, and two brothers Charles Kugler, and...
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Emily Newell Brown

April 14, 1932 - August 1, 2015

Mrs. Emily Newell Brown, 83 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015, at her residence. She was born on Thursday, April 14, 1932, in Columbus, New Jersey, daughter of the late Malcolm and Elizabeth Ingling Newell. Surviving are her daughter, Gail Guidry, sons, Leon Guidry, and Joseph Guidry, Jr., 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Nellie...
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Billie Van Huss

January 3, 1937 - August 1, 2015

Billie Van Huss, 78 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015, at North Oaks She was born on Sunday, January 3, 1937, in Llano, Texas. We all Loved her and she will be in our hearts forever. Surviving are sister and caregiver Effie Smith, brother, Terry Guthrie, sons, Donald Wayne Van Huss Jr. and Michael E. Van Huss, daughters, Donna Van Huss and Jeanine Luker...
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Catalino Decena Melendez, Jr.

October 15, 1946 - July 31, 2015

Catalino Decena Melendez Jr., 68 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away, Friday morning, July 31, 2015, at his home. He was born on Tuesday, October 15, 1946, in Algiers, La., son of the late Catalino Melendez Sr. and the late Gertrude Lightell Melendez. Catalino was retired from the New Orleans Police Department, worked for Southern Pacific Railroad as a railroad police and...
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John Meigs Frost

November 11, 1946 - July 30, 2015

John Meigs Frost, 68 years old, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, at his home in Independence, Louisiana. He was born November 11, 1946, in New Orleans. John served in the United States Army and was a retired commercial fisherman. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Helen Huck Frost; 8 nieces, Karen Rolling, Michele Rolling, Rebecca Frost, Leslie Welsh, Chloe Pullen, Hayley Taff, Mathilde...
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JoAnn Palmintier Peco

April 13, 1924 - July 29, 2015

JoAnn Peco, 91 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at her residence. She was born on Sunday, April 13, 1924, in Hammond, daughter of the late Joseph Palmintier and the late Jane Signorelli. Surviving are daughter, Becki Peco Kelly, grandson, Michael Kelly, grandson, Sean Kelly, granddaughter, Bonnie Berl, granddaughter, Courtney Kelly, great-grandchild, Bryce ...
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Holden Robertson

January 31, 1964 - July 28, 2015

Holden Robertson, 51 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at his residence. He was born on Friday, January 31, 1964, in Pascagoula, son of the late Donald Herbert Robertson and the late Woody Ruth Colburn Robertson. He was a retired Technical Service Rep for Rhino Linings. Surviving are wife, Janet Adams-Robertson; daughters, Heather Rose Robertson, Brittin Robertson, Lauren...
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Catherine Agaisse Wallace

April 16, 1922 - July 28, 2015

Catherine Agaisse Wallace, 93, of Hammond, passed away Tuesday, July 28th. Born in DeQuincy, Louisiana, she was the beloved wife of the late Thomas H. Wallace, M.D., and daughter of the late Pierre C. and Alice Bidstrup Agaisse. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Hazel Gordon and Herman Mae Hathorn, and her brother, P. Charles Agaisse. A graduate of Ponchatoula High School, she...
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Lawrence Arvello

March 11, 1937 - July 27, 2015

Lawrence Arvello, 78 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on March 11, 1937. Mr. Arvello served in the United States Air Force. Surviving are his 3 sisters, Mary Miller, Carrie and husband Jack Castrogiovanni, Lena Letellier; also numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. He is preceded in death by...
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William Joseph "Bill" Felder

March 15, 1940 - July 27, 2015

William "Bill" Felder, Jr., 75 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at his residence on Monday, July 27, 2015. Bill was born on March 15, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. Bill was blessed in this life with a wonderful wife, four daughters, and one son. He was preceded in death by his wife Eldred, his son Patrick, his daughter Mary, and his parents William Joseph Felder and Marie Donovan...
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Lila "Bobbie" Murray Rose

November 20, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Lila "Bobbie" Murray Rose, 83 years old and lifelong resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at Belle Maison Nursing Home. She was born on November 20, 1931. Bobbie was a graduate of Ponchatoula High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ponchatoula, Busy Bees, and Woman's Missionary Union Surviving are her 8 children and their spouses, Rita R. &...
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Kristie Alford Coppock

April 27, 1969 - July 25, 2015

Kristie Alford Coppock, 46 years old of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She was born on Sunday, April 27, 1969, in McComb, Mississippi. Surviving are her husband, Frank Coppock; 2 daughters, Marisa Coppock and Grace Coppock; 2 sons, Kyle A. Wheeler and Corey Wheeler; granddaughter, Annabelle Lynn Wheeler;...
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Mary Elizabeth Bollin Traylor

August 1, 1931 - July 24, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Bollin Traylor, 83 years old of Pumpkin Center, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at her residence. She was born on Saturday, August 1, 1931, in Ponchatoula, daughter of the late Howard Bollin and the late Florence Davis Bollin. Surviving are her sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Bill Meyers. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Buford Jesse Traylor; brother,...
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Josephine "Ma Phine" Macaluso Messina

August 19, 1925 - July 24, 2015

Josephine "Ma Phine" Macaluso Messina, 89 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away, Friday, July 24, 2015, at her home. She was born on Wednesday, August 19, 1925, in Independence, La., daughter of the late Charles Macaluso and the late Mary Girard. She was a retired state employee with over 30 years. Surviving are sons, Andrew Messina and wife Bette Messina and Joe Messina and wife...
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Delores Gray Abene

December 28, 1923 - July 23, 2015

Delores Gray Abene, 91 years old of Metairie, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was born on Friday, December 28, 1923, in Hammond. Surviving are her son & daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Mary Abene; stepdaughter, Michelle Cantu; half-sister, Catherine Klee; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, William...
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Mary Cleo Smith Gunnell

October 31, 1920 - July 22, 2015

Mary Cleo Smith Gunnell, 94 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Heritage Health Care. She was born on Sunday, October 31, 1920, in Lincoln County, Mississippi, daughter of the late, Oscar Smith and the late, Cammie Smith. Mary served in the United States Navy as an aviation metalsmith. She also played basketball for the Navy and was one of the first players...
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Marie Schillace Pizzolato

January 15, 1930 - July 19, 2015

Marie Schillace Pizzolato, 85 years old of Metairie, Louisiana, entered into eternal life, Sunday, July 19, 2015, at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was born on Wednesday, January 15, 1930, in Hammond, La., daughter of the late Joe Schillace and the late Margaret Schillace. Marie spent many years in retail and always enjoyed meeting new people. She was a parishioner of St. Ann Parish in...
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Audrey Louis Nicholas

March 3, 1928 - July 18, 2015

Audrey Louis Nicholas , 87 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Saturday, July 18, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Saturday, March 3, 1928, in Bayou Bouef, La., son of the late Whitney Nicholas and the late Laura Bourne Nicholas. Surviving are wife of 57 years, Monette Decker Nicholas, daughter & son-in-law, Donna Nicholas Young Ginsberg and husband Mark Ginsberg...
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Crystal Shariee Strother

October 26, 1979 - July 18, 2015

Crystal Shariee Strother, of Walker, a loving mother and partner lost a long battle on July 18, 2015, at the age of 35. She passed away at Woman's Hospital, leaving her life partner, Tommy Laird, Jr. and their two sons, Darrell Tyler Laird and Tommy Laird, III. She is also survived, by her maternal grandmother, Alice Malott, her mother, Rebecca Troquille, her half-brother, Melvin Atkinson and her...
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Norwood G. Smith

July 14, 1931 - July 18, 2015

Norwood G. Smith, 84 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Hammond Nursing Home. He was born on July 14, 1931, in New Orleans. Norwood was a Mason with Livingston Lodge #160 in Hammond. Surviving are his daughter, Debbie Brunett and husband Tommy; son, Randy Smith and wife Tammy; son, Kim Smith; grandchildren, Jason, Brandi, Callie, Suzanne, Kirby, Jessie,...
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Rosalie Vicknair Patterson Smith

February 13, 1920 - July 16, 2015

Rosalie Vicknair Patterson Smith, 95 years old of Springfield, Louisiana, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Hammond Nursing Home in Hammond, Louisiana. She was the daughter of the late, Urbin Vicknair and the late, Florintine Vicknair. Surviving are her daughters, May Smiley, Viola Hymel, and Bonnie Patterson; stepdaughters, Peggy Simmons, Fay Gregoire, Mary Lee Simmons...
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Misty Gayle Timberlake

December 11, 1977 - July 13, 2015

Misty Gayle Timberlake, 37 years old of Saint Bernard, Louisiana, passed away, Monday, July 13, 2015, at Trinity Neuro Rehab. She was born on Sunday, December 11, 1977, in New Orleans, La. Surviving are father, Clarence "Eddie" Timberlake, mother, Gayle Timberlake, son, Chazz Mattlock, son, Chase Mattlock, brother & sister-in-law, Edward and wife Danieal Timberlake, brother & sister-in-law,...
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Barry D. Morris

April 7, 1980 - July 11, 2015

Barry D. Morris, 35 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015. Barry was born on Monday, April 7, 1980, in Independence. Surviving are children, Makayla, Jayden and Bentley Morris, father, Denver D. Morris, sister and brother-in-law, Belinda and Clayton Adkins, sister and brother-in-law, Ilema and Robert West, brothers, Denver D. Morris and Terry D. Morris, mother...
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Kenneth Barron Baker

December 22, 1958 - July 10, 2015

Kenneth Barron Baker , 56 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, He was born on Monday, December 22, 1958, in Independence, son of the late Huston F. Baker and Clarity Whittington Tuttle. Surviving are daughter & son-in-law, Nicole and Colby Guerra, mother, Clarity Whittington Tuttle, brothers, Carter Purvis (Rachel), and Donald Baker (Dawn), grandsons, Colby...
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Anthony Joseph Prescia, Sr.

March 25, 1927 - July 8, 2015

Anthony Joseph Prescia, Sr., age 88, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Heritage Healthcare in Hammond, Louisiana. He was a native and resident of Independence until he entered the nursing home. He was a kind and gentle soul and was loved by all who met and knew him. He was retired from Hammond State School; was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, the Knights Of Columbus,...
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Emma Madeline Russo

July 26, 1929 - July 8, 2015

Emma Madeline McDaniel Russo, 85 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. She was born on Friday, July 26, 1929, in Kentwood, Louisiana. Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Salvadore Russo; 4 daughters, Caroline and husband, Lolan V. Coates, Jeanette Crain, Sally Ann Tournage, and Eleanor Rose and husband, Alan Hunter; grandchildren,...
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Bille Jo Kwadas

July 27, 1931 - July 6, 2015

Billie Jo Kwadas, 83 years old of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015, at her home. She was born on Monday, July 27, 1931, in Post, Texas, daughter of the late Ira Earl Perkins and the late Winnie Bond Perkins. Surviving are her daughters, Patricia Knott and husband Steven Knott, and Carol Sembach and husband Erik Sembach; son, Edward Kwadas, Jr. and his companion Ursula Sayers...
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Annie Ruth Grisham

September 2, 1945 - July 5, 2015

Annie "Ruth" Grisham, 69 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away, Sunday, July 5, 2015 at her home. She was born on Sunday, September 2, 1945, in Poplarville, Mississippi, daughter of the late Edd Baughman and the late Nora Phelps Baughman. She graduated from Cosmetology School in 1976. Surviving are daughters, Lisa Rivers and husband Charles Wayne Rivers, Tammy Mayers and husband Roy...
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Mamie Spinnato Amedio

July 15, 1918 - July 4, 2015

Mamie Teresa Spinnato Amedio, born Monday, July 15, 1918 in Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Slidell, Louisiana. She was 96 years old. Surviving are her daughter, Josephine Schmalz (Bobby); sons, Michael Bettencourtt (Lorinda) and Louis Bettencourtt; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, Ignatius Spinnatto; mother,...
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Larry Joe Lemmon

August 13, 1947 - July 1, 2015

Larry Joe Lemmon, 67 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Wednesday, August 13, 1947, in Derrider, La., son of the late Clarence Lemmon and the late Joyce Lemmon. He attended Hammond High School. Larry was a exceptional musician, playing the saxophone. He played with the bands "Southern Spice" and "The Dominios". ...
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Scott Allen Holley

March 30, 2000 - July 1, 2015

Scott Allen Holley, 15 years old, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at his home in Hammond, Louisiana. He was born March 30, 2000 and was a student at Hammond High Magnet School. Scotty was a beloved son and brother. He was an avid soccer player and referee. He loved playing saxophone and was a member of the Hammond High Magnet School band. He enjoyed karate and jiu jitsu, earning several...
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Donna Usey Morris

May 3, 1965 - June 30, 2015

Donna Marie Morris, 50 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at her home. She was born on Monday, May 3, 1965, in New Orleans, La. Surviving are husband, William "Buddy" Morris, Jr., mother, Diana Ordoyne Usey, father, Jimmy Usey, III, sisters, Kim Usey Maurin and Patty Usey Cox, nephews, Keith Michael Maurin and Armand Brook Cox, Jr.. She is preceded in...
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Leonard "Lennie" Ray Harper III

December 7, 1955 - June 28, 2015

Mr. Leonard "Lennie" Ray Harper III, 59 years old of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, at his rersidence. He was born on Wednesday, December 7, 1955, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was co-owner of V & L Mobile Home Supply in Tickfaw. Lenny graduated from Hammond High School at the young age of sixteen, with a scholarship to Nicholls State University for baseball. He loved...
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Anthony Tony Garafola

June 30, 1939 - June 27, 2015

Anthony "Tony" Alex Garafola, 75 years old of Hammond, LA, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Tony was born on Friday, June 30, 1939, in Hammond. Surviving are brother & sister-in-law, Nace and Deborah Garafola; nieces and nephews, George and Jerry Miller, Debbie Shapiro, Sherry Barker, Timothy Garafola, Terri Traylor, Eddie Tynes, Brice Tynes, Cody Garafola, and Rachel Davis, also numerous...
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Thelma "Tillie" Fitzmorris Lavigne

October 1, 1925 - June 27, 2015

Thelma "Tillie" Fitzmorris Lavigne, 89 years old of Ponchatoula, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Slidell Memorial Hospital. She was born on Thursday, October 1, 1925, in Covington, daughter of the late James Fitzmorris and the late Hannah Bruhl Fitzmorris. Surviving are her 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Shelia and Donald Lobell and Marilyn and Bobby Schaff; 7 grandchildren, Missy Lobell...
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Deborah "Debbie" Hanna Sibley

December 29, 1950 - June 22, 2015

Deborah "Debbie" Hanna Sibley , 64 years old of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. Debbie was born on Friday, December 29, 1950, in Maurepas. Surviving are son & daughter-in-law, Guy Carter Sibley and Dawn Guidroz Sibley, grandson and wife, Brian and Amanda Cannon, grandson, Blaine Cannon, great-grandson, Jay Ross, sister, Carolyn Hanna...
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Earl Stein

October 11, 1922 - June 19, 2015

Earl Stein, 92 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at his residence. He was born on Wednesday, October 11, 1922, in Hammond, son of the late Frank Stein and the late Laura Cooper Stein. He was retired from Lloyd Joiner Pipeline Construction. Surviving are granddaughter and husband, Tracey S. Disher and Timothy, granddaughter, Stacey D. Stein, granddaughter,...
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Frances Tallia Ferrara

January 14, 1927 - June 19, 2015

Frances Tallia Ferrara, 88 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away, Friday, June 19, 2015, at her home. She was born on Friday, January 14, 1927, in Hammond, La. daughter of the late Phillip Talia and of the late Frances Pecararo Talia. Surviving are daughter & son-in-law, Betty Ferrara Vining and husband Archie Vining, daughter, Judy Ferrara, son, Peter Ferrara, Jr., son-in-law, Kelley...
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Dorothy Beard Farlow

September 17, 1932 - June 18, 2015

Dorothy Beard Farlow, 82 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Tangi Pines Nursing Home. She was born September 17, 1932, in Morgantown, Mississippi. Surviving are her daughters & sons-in-law, Judy & Bobby LeBlanc, Olivia "Vesty" & Gary Prevost; 8 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Annie Mae Portier. She...
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Mary LeBlanc St. Cyr

August 8, 1927 - June 15, 2015

Mary Jane LeBlanc St.Cyr, 87 years old, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 15, 2015 at North Oaks Hospital. She was born on August 8, 1927, daughter of Ernest D. and Louise Meyers LeBlanc. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Henry and husband Rodley, Connie Bosak and husband Chuck; two sons, LeRoy St.Cyr, Andrew St.Cyr and wife Robin; eight grandchildren, Damon Landry,...
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Gloria Notariano Huber

May 28, 1955 - June 14, 2015

Gloria Ruth Huber (Memaw), 60 passed away June 14, 2015 at North Oaks Medical Center with her family by her side. Gloria was born May 28, 1955 to Anthony Notariano and Millie Notariano. Our mom was a friend to all and a giver to anyone in need. She always thought of herself last and put others first. Her family was the most important thing and her grandchildren were the center of her world. She...
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Evelyn Majesty Hano

July 7, 1930 - June 14, 2015

Evelyn Majesty Hano, 84 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Belle Maison Nursing Home. She was born on Monday, July 7, 1930, in New Orleans, La., daughter of the late Jesse Majesty and the late Evelyn Bailey Majesty. Surviving are son, Michael Rau and wife Rhonda Rau, daughter, Chyrl Wood, stepson, Eddie Hano and numerous grandchildren and great...
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Edward Richard Burton, Jr.

January 17, 1941 - June 12, 2015

Edward Richard Burton, Jr. age 74 passed June 11, 2015 of heart complications. Survived by his son, Benjamin Edward Burton Manuel (Beth); grandson, Benjamin Burton Manuel (Yulianna); granddaughter, Brandi Manuel; great-grandchildren, Miya, Maria, and Dylan Benjamin Manuel, all of Louden, TN, Katelyn Marie Hoover, Tyler J. Burton, and Sidney Stieb, all of Hammond; brother, Richard Edward Burton;...
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Joy Carroll Cooper

May 7, 1944 - June 9, 2015

"Joy" - Something or someone that provides a source of happiness... A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, went to her eternal home on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. She was 71 years old, a native of Ocean Springs, Mississippi and a lifelong resident of Denham Springs, Louisiana. She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her loving husband of 55 years, Gary Lee...
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Marie R. Miller

March 23, 1943 - June 7, 2015

Marie R. Miller, 72 years old of Robert, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015, at her residence. She was born on Tuesday, March 23, 1943, in New Orleans. Surviving are her daughter, Stephanie McKean; 2 sons, Raymond E. Miller, III and Stephen T. Miller; 3 granddaughters, Cheyenne Miller, Shelby Georgeanne Miller, and Madalyn Miller; 2 grandsons, Stephen Tyler Miller, Jr. and Jacob Ducre...
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Shawn Fletcher Neilsen

November 23, 1958 - June 6, 2015

Shawn F Neilsen passed away on June 6, 2015; he was 56 year old. While he spent most of his life in St. Bernard Parish; he had been a resident of Hammond, LA for over 9 years. He was born November 23, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana of the late, Kenneth Frank Neilsen and the late Martha Jean Honeycutt, whom he will reunite with in heaven. He was married to his surviving wife Peggy Rabalais...
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Gordon Wright Matheny, Jr.

December 21, 1980 - June 2, 2015

Gordon Wright Matheny, Jr., 34 years old, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Wright is survived by his parents, Gordon and Norma Matheny, his two sisters and brothers-in law, Sabra Matheny Turner and Dylan Turner, and Christie Matheny Licciardi and Anthony Licciardi, and his two nephews Cote Licciardi and Gordon Licciardi. Wright was a was a well-known, avid sports fan who loved his LSU...
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Mattie Lee Lumino

October 25, 1934 - June 2, 2015

Mrs. Mattie Lee Lumino, 80 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at her residence in Hammond, La., surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was the widow of the late Mr. Ben Joseph Lumino. They co-owned and operated B & M Supply/Army Surplus for over 30 years. They were happily married for 62 years. ...
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Earnest "T" Amile Carrier

February 9, 1941 - June 2, 2015

Earnest "T" Amile Carrier, 74 years old of Wilmer, Louisiana, passed away, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at his home. He was a COWBOY, who loved to hunt and fish. He will be greatly missed by his family and countless friends. Surviving are sons, Stevie Carrier and Ben Carrier, daughter-in-law, Jenny Carrier and daughter, Donna Breeland, grandchildren, Colt Carrier, Stonewall Carrier, Savannah Carrier...
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Gregory (Greg) Milllet

July 4, 1949 - May 29, 2015

Gregory (Greg) Michael Millet, 65 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. Greg was born on Monday, July 4, 1949, in Hammond. He owned the Pizza Inn in Hammond for over 40 years, He was also a musician since he was 13 years old having performed with 14 Carot Gold, Primetime, The Rocks and La Rouge. Surviving are wife, Debra Crockett...
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Audrey Anna Burton

March 31, 1931 - May 28, 2015

Audrey Brunett Burton , 84 years old of Husser, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at her daughter residence. Audrey was born on Tuesday, March 31, 1931, in Husser She was a retired in sales J.C. Penneys, after 34 years Surviving are daughter & son-in-law, Cynthia Marie Burton Johnson and Ronald Johnson II, daughter, Mary Katherine Burton, Dear friend Sherry Hegwood,who is like...
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Marion Michael Zumo

April 24, 1953 - May 27, 2015

Marion Michael Zumo, 62 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at his home. He was born April 24, 1953, in Rockford, Illinois. Mr. Zumo was employed with Champagne Beverage Company. Surviving are his daughter, Nicollette Rose Zumo; brother & sister-in-law, Frank and Betty Zummo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Rose Pecoraro Zumo. Visitation...
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Sonya Passman Cook

August 30, 1969 - May 27, 2015

Sonya Passman Cook, 45 years old of Ponchatoula, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. She was born on Saturday, August 30, 1969, in Ponchatoula. Surviving are her husband, Lester Cook; mother, Bettie Shelton Granzer; step-father, Emil Granzer; 2 sons, Jordan and Timothy Williams, both of Atlanta; 2 step-children, Leslie Golden of Ponchatoula and Myron Cook of...
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James Edwin Lea

May 1, 1933 - May 27, 2015

James Edwin Lea, 82, and native of Robert, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was born on May 1, 1933, in Fluker, Louisiana. Mr. Lea was a United States Army Veteran. Surviving are his son, James Allen Lea; daughters, Belinda Lea Walters, Rhonda Lea Cresswell; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Fuhrmann Ray...
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Ruth Charbonnet Scott

April 12, 1962 - May 26, 2015

Ruth Charbonnet Scott, 53 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Thursday, April 12, 1962, in Hammond, La. Surviving are husband, David Scott, daughters, Bambi Schwamb and Amy Schwamb, son, Jon Schwamb, mother, Yvonne Charbonnet, grandchildren, Lexi, Gabriel, Timothy and Ariel, sisters, Mary Bordelon,...
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Ruth Mae Dugas Bergeron

February 25, 1921 - May 25, 2015

Ruth Mae Dugas Bergeron was born on February 25, 1921 in Lutcher, LA to Ricard Dugas and Lavinia Rodriguez Dugas. She lived in Ponchatoula from 1936 until 2007. She was married to Clayton Bergeron for 25+ years. Ruth worked for Carruth's Drug Store and then for Southern Bell Telephone Company for 30 years until retirement. She is survived by a sister Lettie LeBlanc of Madison MS. and sister...
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Ella Mae Rogers Pittman

May 14, 1942 - May 25, 2015

Ella Mae Rogers Pittman, 73 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away, Monday, May 25, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. She was born on Thursday, May 14, 1942, in New Orleans, daughter of the late Warren Rogers and the late Beatrice Pounds Rogers. Surviving are husband of 50 years, Willie LaRue Pittman, son, Steven Pittman and wife Terry Pittman, daughters, Rhonda Smith, Alison Dupre...
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Ryan Dewaine Holtgren

May 24, 2015

Ryan Dewaine Holtgren, 39 years of age passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015. Ryan is survived by his mother, Debbie Blomquist Holtgren, his son, Hunter Holtgren, his brother, Jason Holtgren and his former wife, Tracy Holtgren Tamborrino, his uncle and aunt, Larry & Kathy Blomquist. Ryan was born in Hollywood, Fl. on October 7, 1975. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His...
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Frank Thomas Cacioppo, Sr.

November 4, 1932 - May 24, 2015

Frank Thomas Cacioppo, Sr., 82 years old of Tickfaw, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Friday, November 4, 1932, in Tickfaw. Mr. Cacioppo served our country in the Unites States Navy. Surviving are his wife, Yvonne Barnette Cacioppo and son, Frank Cacioppo, Jr. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tony Cacioppo and Josephine Pisciotto Cacioppo...
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Robert Eugene Randol

April 12, 1960 - May 23, 2015

Robert Eugene Randol, 55, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at his home in Hammond, Louisiana. He was born on Tuesday, April 12, 1960, in Independence, Louisiana. Surviving are his daughter, Ava Love Lankford; son, Devin Peek and wife Jessica Peek; mother, Judith Graham; grandson, Keaton Tyler Peek; granddaughter, Anna Gabrielle Peek; Ava's mother, Aimee Cater; Devin's mother, Sheree Peek;...
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Michael J. Matherne, Sr.

January 24, 1946 - May 23, 2015

Michael J. Matherne Sr., 69 years old, originally from New Orleans and has lived in Hammond for the past 10 years, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at his residence. He was born on Thursday, January 24, 1946. Surviving are his wife, Janice Lisotta Matherne; son, Michael Matherne, Jr. and wife Samantha; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jess and Cecilia Matherne, Johnny and Gayle Matherne, and...
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Terrance Robert McCahill

January 21, 1940 - May 23, 2015

Terrance Robert McCahill, 75 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at his home. He was born on Sunday, January 21, 1940, in Independence, La., son of the late Vincent McCahill Sr. and the late Leona Leblanc McCahill. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He loved LSU sports, boating and being with his family; especially his grandchildren and...
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Robin Lowell Carroll

November 11, 1930 - May 23, 2015

Killian, LA. Robin Lowell Carroll, AIA, November 11, 1930 - May 23, 2015, lived a full and productive life. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Robin was a long time member of University Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge, serving as an elder, deacon, youth leader, a Sunday school teacher and even a member of Presbyterian Women, where he served as an honorary woman. As an architect, he received many...
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Frank James Drury, Sr.

September 28, 1927 - May 21, 2015

Frank J. Drury, Sr., a resident of Hammond, Louisiana, born September 28, 1927, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. He is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Gary and Cindy Drury, Sr. of Bedico; daughter-in-law, Becky Drury of Virginia; and 4 grandsons, 3 granddaughters; 5 great-grandsons, and 10 great-granddaughters. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Frank Drury, Jr.; daughter,...
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Dennis Joseph Gros

May 17, 1940 - May 20, 2015

Dennis Joseph Gros, 75, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on May 17, 1940, in Larose, LA. Surviving are his wife, Ruth LorraineWalters Gros; children, Quinn, Jason, Jacob, Joshua, Bertha, Dennis, Ricky, Lisa, Novelle, Christy, and Christal; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents,...
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Sidney Samuel Rosenblum

January 11, 1928 - May 18, 2015

Sidney Samuel Rosenblum, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 87. He was born in Jackson, AL, grew up in Hammond, LA, and graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy. He attended Tulane University, served in the U.S. Army in Japan, and received his BBA degree from LSU. Sid was predeceased by his loving...
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Ethel Lee Baker

February 17, 1926 - May 17, 2015

Ethel Lee Baker , 89 years old of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Ethel was born on Wednesday, February 17, 1926, in Ponchatoula Surviving are daughter, Lavonne Thompson, son & daughter-in-law, Jim Baker and Yang Liu Baker, son, Gary Baker, son & daughter-in-law, Dwight "Duke" Baker and Angie Baker, brothers, Buddy and Bobby Meyers, sisters, Dorothy Kliebert, Eloise...
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James Burns

March 1, 1948 - May 16, 2015

JAMES (Jim/Andy) BURNS, age 67 of Ponchatoula, LA, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond, LA. He is survived by his wife, Lulu Burns; mother, Theresa Burns of Valparaiso, IN; daughter, Michelle (Mathew) Braun of Valparaiso; stepdaughter, Regina (John) Fengya of Salem, WI; stepson, David (Brittnie) Meyer of Janesville, WI; stepdaughter, Deanna ...
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Jeffrey Brice Dukes

August 23, 1982 - May 14, 2015

Jeffrey Brice "Dukes" Dukes , 32 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, on the Mississippi River. Dukes was born on Monday, August 23, 1982, in Hammond. He graduated from Hammond High School. He was a Tankerman for Florida MarineTransport. Surviving are parents, James Dukes and Susan Fields Dukes, sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Josh Detwiler, brother &...
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Annette Joan Arnold Morgan

July 22, 1945 - May 13, 2015

Annette Joan Arnold Morgan, 69 years old of Clinton, Louisiana, passed away, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. She was born on Sunday, July 22, 1945, in Hammond, La., daughter of the late Arthor Arnold and the late Hazel Smith. Surviving are daughter, Tracy Honeycutt and husband Hollis Honeycutt, daughter, Toni Mascarella, son, Albert Allen Jr.and wife Sarah Allen,...
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Gladys Gros Vicknair

August 19, 1929 - May 13, 2015

Gladys Gros Vicknair, 85, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Pontchartrain Health Care in Mandeville. She was born August 19, 1929 in LaRose, Louisiana. Surviving are her 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Margie and Charles Marcombe, Gail and Gene Arceneaux, and Sue and Bryan Dick; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Lois...
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William I. Thompson

January 23, 1944 - May 12, 2015

William I. Thompson, 71 years old of Saint Rose, Louisiana, and a native of New Orleans, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at his residence. He was born on Sunday, January 23, 1944, in Liverpool, Louisiana. Surviving are his wife, Brenda J. Thompson and son & daughter-in-law, Michael I. and Marcia Thompson. He is preceded in death by his mother, Janet Dearman. Friends will be received at...
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Nita Mae Picou

February 27, 1932 - May 9, 2015

Nita Mae Picou, passed away May 9, 2015, at her daughter's home in Gonzales. She was 83 and a native of Maurepas. She was a longtime active member of Maurepas Baptist Church. Surviving are her brother, Elga Paul Brignac; 2 sons, Ronald Poche, Sr. and Shelby Poche; daughter, Sherry Braud and husband Robert "Buddy" Jones; 7 grandchildren, Laura Webre, Rebecca Vampran Roy and husband Tommy, Adam...
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Albertha "Bertha" Calcagno Falcone

May 29, 1930 - May 8, 2015

Mrs. Bertha (Bertie) Calcagno Falcone, 84, left this world with the angels on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 9:15 AM in her apartment at the Belmont Senior Living Center in Dallas, TX, just three weeks shy of her 85th birthday. Bertha was born on May 29, 1930 in Independence, LA. to the late Katherine LaMarca Calcagno and George V. Calcagno. She was the wife of the late Vincent F. Falcone, Sr. She was...
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